Young adults drive new Minnesota COVID-19 cases, and some are getting very ill

[Star Tribune, July 19, 2020] Among all age cohorts, people in their 20s have emerged as the single largest group testing positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota.

While young adults are far less likely to die from COVID-19 or suffer from a serious illness, doctors and health officials say extreme cases like Kettwick’s illustrate how the virus can affect them, even though many won’t show symptoms at all.

Among all age cohorts, people in their 20s have emerged as the single largest group testing positive for COVID-19 in Minnesota. They accounted for about 20% of new cases in May, but nearly one-third of new cases — more than 3,400 — from early June to early July.

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Posted on July 19, 2020 in coronavirusInfectious DiseaseUnited Hospital

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